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Southern rock unit the Outlaws were formed in Tampa, Florida, in 1972 by singers/guitarists Hughie Thomasson and Henry Paul, bassist Frank O'Keefe, and drummer Monte Yoho. With the 1973 addition of guitarist Billy Jones, the lineup was complete, and after a year of intense touring the band became the first act signed to Arista under Clive Davis; the Outlaws' self-titled 1975 album spotlighted their Eagles-influenced harmonies and Allman Brothers-like guitar attack, yielding the Top 40 hit "There Goes Another Love Song." In the wake of 1977's Bill Szymczyk-produced Hurry Sundown, both Paul and O'Keefe exited, with guitarist Freddie Salem, bassist Harvey Dalton Arnold, and second drummer David Dix signing on for the 1978 concert set Bring It Back Alive and the studio effort Playin' to Win. The lineup shuffles continued when Arnold announced his departure following 1979's In the Eye of the Storm, with bassist Rick Cua recruited for the next year's Ghost Riders in the Sky, which netted a Top 40 entry with its title track, a rendition of the Vaughn Monroe favorite. Yoho left to rejoin Henry Paul soon after, and with the subsequent exit of Jones, only Thomasson remained from the original Outlaws roster -- not surprisingly, the group disbanded upon completing 1982's Los Hombres Malo. A year later Thomasson and Paul formed a new Outlaws lineup, adding guitarist Chris Hicks, bassist Barry Borden, and drummer Jeff Howell; after issuing 1986's Soldiers of Fortune, Paul again quit the band, with the remaining quartet returning in 1993 with Hittin' the Road. While Paul resurfaced in 1994 in the chart-topping contemporary country band BlackHawk, Thomasson later toured with the re-formed Lynyrd Skynyrd while continuing to lead the Outlaws, releasing So Low in 2000. Sadly, Jones and O'Keefe died within three weeks of one another in early 1995. In 2005, original members Thomasson, Paul, Yoho, and David Dix reunited as the Outlaws, rounding out the lineup with three members of BlackHawk, guitarist Chris Anderson, bassist Randy Threet, and keyboardist Dave Robbins. Paul and Robbins departed a year later to concentrate again on BlackHawk, while Thomasson, the only original member of the Outlaws to make it through all of the band's configurations, kept things going, reportedly finishing a new studio album, Once an Outlaw, before his death from a heart attack in 2007. ~ Jason Ankeny & Steve Leggett
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Albums by
The Outlaws

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    19 songs

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    Western Sunset

    10 songs

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    Outlaws

    27 songs

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    '61 Breakout

    10 songs

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    Soldiers of Fortune

    10 songs

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    Outlaws

    10 songs

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    Diablo Canyon

    4 songs

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    Wanted

    3 songs

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    Green Grass and High Tides Forever (Live)

    9 songs

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    Hurry Sundown

    9 songs

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    Lady in Waiting

    8 songs

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    Ghost Riders

    9 songs

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    In the Eye of the Storm

    12 songs

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    Platinum & Gold Collection

    16 songs

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    Best of the Outlaws: Green Grass and High Tides

    10 songs

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    Hittin' the Road

    12 songs

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    Bring It Back Alive

    9 songs

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    Los Angeles 1976

    53 songs

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    Anthology (Live & Rare) 1973-1981

    12 songs

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    It's About Pride

    39 songs

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    Live & Demo Anthology 1973-1981

    10 songs

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    There Goes Another Love Song

    13 songs

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    Los Hombres Malo

    13 songs

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    Los Hombres Malo

    11 songs

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    Outlaws Video LP

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Top Songs by
The Outlaws

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   (Ghost) Riders in the Sky
  3.   Green Grass & High Tides
  4.   There Goes Another Love Song
  5.   Hurry Sundown
  6.   Gunsmoke
  7.   I'll Be Leaving Soon
  8.   Breaker Breaker
  9.   You Are the Show
  10.   Song for You
  11.   You're Still Gone
  12.   Knoxville Girl
  13.   Freeborn Man
  14.   Evil, Wicked, Mean and Nasty
  15.   Neon Moon
  16.   True Love At First Sight
  17.   Hearin' My Heart Talkin'
  18.   Breakin' the Rules
  19.   Take It Any Way You Want It
  20.   Stick Around for Rock and Roll
  21.   The Wheel
  22.   The Outlaws
  23.   Kansas City Queen
  24.   Fun, Fame, and Fortune
  25.   Cole Harbor
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    Justin Moore: I Am The DJ

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    Classic Rock Deep Dive

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    '70s Rock

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    Classic Rock

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    '80s Rock

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